Sun drenched countryside, the unique architecture of Barcelona, fabulous beaches, historic town squares and tapas, Spain is a great destination for an intrepid traveler. Whether you want a relaxing trip eating, soaking up some rays of sunshine and taking an afternoon siesta, or if you’d rather venture around the famous sites, biking, hiking, boating as you go, there are so many different options and ways to explore this western European country. In fact, Spain is so full of natural and human wonders, it can be a little overwhelming deciding on how to build you dream vacation. That’s why signing up for a small group adventure tour could be the perfect way to explore this gorgeous and unique country.
Ok, so you may be thinking, “a travel tour? Isn’t that what old people do?” The truth is travel tours have come a long way since the days of giant air-conditioned buses and old ladies. Today there are tours designed specifically for the independent, adventure traveler. That’s right—active, interesting and adventurous tours that allow travelers to explore and experience a foreign place. You can bike through Catalonia or follow part of the historic Camino trail. The groups are also kept small, usually capping out at 16 people, so you won’t be traveling around with some awkwardly huge group of gawking tourists. These tours also don’t just scratch the surface of the places you visit. In fact, by using a combination of local and experienced guides, you’ll often see and experience MORE than you would on your own. Want to know what to order, but don’t speak Spanish? Problem solved. Also, because these tours have already been developed to showcase the best of the best, you’ll save yourself from countless hours of potentially pointless research trying to find out where to go and what to eat. Oh, and don’t worry, you definitely won’t be experiencing Spain from the window of some bus the entire time. These Spanish tours have you traveling all over the Iberian peninsula by a wide variety of transportation methods—including bike, your own two feet—and exploring the ancient Muslim ruins, the vibrant area of Andulsia and the stunning regions of Catalonia.
Marvel at the history and beauty of Spain on this 14-day exploration that will delight your senses and stimulate your imagination. From the galleries and wild nightlife of Madrid, to the Muslim monuments, flamenco and vibrant culture of Andalucia, to the architecture, cuisine and cool style of Barcelona, Spain is sure not to disappoint.
The perfect pace to experience the beauty of Catalonia by bicycle. Enjoy scenic countryside vistas, medieval buildings and the Mediterranean Sea on this adventure. Travel along Spain’s Bici Carril, passing through rural Catalonian villages and sunflower fields.
El Camino de Santiago
Follow a portion of the ancient pilgrim’s route to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, the site of the tomb of St James the Apostle. Covering a small but beautiful part of the historic Camino trail, discover ancient churches, pastoral panoramas, and quaint mountain villages. Take time to reflect on one of the Christian world’s most legendary pilgrimage journeys, estimated to have existed for 1,000 years, and meet fellow pilgrims and friendly local walkers along the way.
Experience the two exuberant countries that compose the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is famous for its vibrant cities, beautiful countryside, and stunning National Parks while Portugal will charm you with its multicultural, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
For a messier Spain voyage, experience the world-renowned tomato festival – La Tomatina! Experience the massive food fight while taking in the beauty of the country around you.